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Redcoats to perform halftime Allman tribute Nov. 4

Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
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The University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band will perform a tribute the late Gregg Allman during halftime of the UGA vs. South Carolina football game on Nov. 4.

The Redcoats will perform three songs written by Gregg Allman – “Whipping Post,” “Midnight Rider,” and “Blackhearted Woman” – and one song co-written by Allman and Dickie Betts, “Ramblin’ Man,” which was performed and recorded by the Allman Brothers Band. The famed Georgia-based rock and blues musician passed away on May 27, 2017.

In 2015, UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences announced a significant endowment...

Concert on the Lawn 2017

Posted 10 months 5 days ago
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The fall tradition continues with this year’s Concert On The Lawn presented by the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The concert—featuring the Hodgson School’s premier wind band, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, with special guests the UGA Jazz Ensemble—leans into its proximity to Halloween with a theme of “Witches and Wizards.” Pieces from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Wiz,” “Wicked” and the “Harry Potter” series join Sousa marches and Karl King’s “Invictus” on the program.

The music begins at 12:30 p.m. on the North campus lawn in front of the Chapel. Bring your lunch and a blanket, and some...

African worlds through music

Posted 10 months 1 week ago
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The 2017 African Studies Fall Lecture brings University of Mississippi professor George Worlasi Kwasi Dor to campus to present "African Worlds Through Music: Diversity, Historicity and Homology in African Music Cultures" on Thursday October 19 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.

Dr. Dor is the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at Ole Miss. Dor bases his published articles, book chapters, and presentations on inductive research he has conducted on the themes of African music theory, African art music, African indigenous knowledge, creative processes, the African diaspora and dance...

Iconicity: Musicology colloquium with Kofi Agawu

Posted 10 months 2 weeks ago
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The African Studies Institute and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will present a colloquium featuring Princeton University professor Kofi Agawu on October 5 at 5 p.m., Iconicity in African Musical Thought and Expression:

At the heart of African expressive behavior is a family of devices designed to achieve varieties of sameness through repetition, variation and imitation. While no single term for them has so far emerged from African-language designation, they collectively represent a widespread and favorite modality. I will use C.S Peirce’s term iconicity to refer to this mode of...

The mathematics of music

Posted 1 year 3 months ago
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There's a lot more to the arts and sciences than meets the eye, especially when the great artists or inventive scientsts combine the two to let us all see something beautiful:

Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which resembles what any musician will recognize as the “Circle of Fifths,” but incorporates Coltrane’s own innovations. Coltrane gave the drawing to...

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